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Global COVID-19 At a Glance Guides

Global COVID-19 At a Glance Guides

COVID-19: EMEA lockdown restrictions (January 2022)

We have created a high-level guide which gives an “at a glance” snapshot of the severity of lockdown restrictions in 28 countries across EMEA. We have recently updated this guide to be current as of January 2022.

The January update of the guide includes a new question covering booster vaccination status and a one-page summary which shows the relevant position in each country and what has changed since the previous month.

The guide covers the following topics:

  • Lockdown Severity
  • Vaccination and Booster Progress
  • Travel and Quarantine Restrictions
  • Employee Vaccination Status
  • Whether Employers Can Relax Workplace Restrictions for Vaccinated Employees
  • Forced Business Closures
  • Workplace Restrictions
  • Whether Employers Can Prevent Unvaccinated Employees from Entering Workplace
  • COVID-related Protection from Dismissal

Please contact your usual GQ|Littler lawyer, or click below to request a copy of the EMEA guide.

EMEA guide

COVID-19 Vaccination: A Littler Global Guide on Legal & Practical Implications in the Workplace (September 2021)

Littler's International Practice Group has once again updated its COVID-19 Vaccination: A Littler Global Guide on Legal & Practical Implications in the Workplace. Given new challenges related to the COVID-19 vaccination efforts – including the surge of the Delta variant and breakthrough infections – some countries have changed their approach regarding vaccination mandates and workplace restrictions. This updated guide helps multinational employers assess their response, considering their legal obligations and business needs.

This September 2021 update of the guide covers 75 jurisdictions, addressing important topics (some new), including:

  • What percentage of the population is partially or fully vaccinated? (New)
  • What are the government-imposed workplace restrictions and guidance? (New)
  • New laws, regulations, or guidance dealing with COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Can an employer require employees or applicants to be vaccinated?
  • Can an employer ask an employee/applicant to disclose vaccination status?
  • What are the privacy implications?
  • Financial incentives to get vaccinated and their legal, tax and benefits implications (New)
  • Legal protections from a vaccine mandate (including religious and disability accommodation)
  • Employers’ duties in a collective representation setting (New)
  • Related topics within the context of employee benefits, teleworking, record keeping, etc. (New)

This guide is for informational purposes only, and not intended to substitute for legal advice. Littler reserves the right to distribute this guide to current and prospective clients only. Because the COVID-19 situation is fluid, employers should consult with counsel for the latest developments and updated guidance on this topic.

To request a copy of this guide, please contact Littler's Knowledge Management Counsel Geida Sanlate by clicking below.


COVID-19 Vaccination Report

COVID-19: APAC lockdown restrictions (December 2021)

Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments across Asia have implemented various measures to slow the spread of the virus. Littler’s APAC team is pleased to provide you with its “APAC At a Glance: COVID-Related Restrictions” guide, to help employers adapt their operations to the different measures (and timetables) happening in the region.

Regularly updated, this guide addresses various topics, including:

  • Extent of Lockdown & Timetable
  • Travel & Quarantine Restrictions
  • Childcare & Education Restrictions
  • Vaccination Mandate
  • Forced Business Closures
  • Workplace Restrictions & Guidance
  • Self-Isolation Measures
  • Special Protection from Dismissal

This guide is not a substitute for legal advice. This material is for informational purposes only, and not for the purpose of establishing an attorney-client relationship.

Please contact Liana Natividad by clicking below to obtain a copy of this resource.


APAC guide